RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. Send me a message if you'd like to keep in touch with me & Steve.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 2 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Reasons I hate school
Author Message
Cianna200 Offline
Pariah

Posts: 948
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 2
Given 366 thank(s) in 210 post(s)
Post: #1
Reasons I hate school

1. School is based on control, not education.
2. School takes up our whole childhood
3. School makes life seem meaningless
4. School is a battlefield and many have lost
5. Education is life itself' school has deceived many into relying only on paper with letters on it.
6. Your self-worth is based on whether or not your memory is good.
7. School won't let you be you.
8. School does not teach morality and the beauty of living
9. School teaches you a false lesson: life is based on the blind leading the ignorant
10. School cares little about your happiness.
11. School is treated like a god
12. The majority of the lessons we learn are useless in real life.
13. School is cruel
14. School lowers self-esteem
15. School causes delusion and/or insanity
16. The motivation of going to school is to get out of it.
17. School damages relationship with your parent/parents/guardian
18. School teaches you to be a puppet and not a mature respectable person
19. School boosts ego.
20. School is an external building that poses as a worldly guidance.
(This post was last modified: 02-26-2014 02:56 AM by Cianna200.)
02-26-2014 02:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: darkmind15 , SoulRiser , craxyguy562 , no , 154bmag , xcriteria , James Comey , Superkamiguru
darkmind15 Offline
cynic

Posts: 283
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 11
Given 17 thank(s) in 15 post(s)
Post: #2
Reasons I hate school

i want freedom not a cage
02-26-2014 02:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Superkamiguru
Justin417 Offline
Rebel

Posts: 46
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 7 thank(s) in 6 post(s)
Post: #3
Reasons I hate school

Quote:7. School won't let you be you.

Truth. Great list describes my hate for school to.
02-26-2014 03:19 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Superkamiguru
darkmind15 Offline
cynic

Posts: 283
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 11
Given 17 thank(s) in 15 post(s)
Post: #4
Reasons I hate school

you are supposed to learn from life not a book
02-26-2014 03:20 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Superkamiguru
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: Reasons I hate school

Quote:1. School is based on control, not education.
Yep.
Quote:2. School takes up our whole childhood
But affects your entire life.
Quote:3. School makes life seem meaningless
See Above.
Quote:4. School is a battlefield and many have lost
And it shouldn't be a battle...
Quote:5. Education is life itself' school has deceived many into relying only on paper with letters on it.
Many of which are subjectively graded.
Quote:6. Your self-worth is based on whether or not your memory is good.
As if everyone has the same memory abilities.
Quote:7. School won't let you be you.
Slave!
Quote:8. School does not teach morality and the beauty of living
Can't teach what they don't know.
Quote:9. School teaches you a false lesson: life is based on the blind leading the ignorant
School is stupid.
Quote:10. School cares little about your happiness.
Nope. Zero care there.
Quote:11. School is treated like a god
At least a God has some benefits.
Quote:12. The majority of the lessons we learn are useless in real life.
No kidding.
Quote:13. School is cruel
And breeds it.
Quote:14. School lowers self-esteem
And never helps improve it.
Quote:15. School causes delusion and/or insanity
Cause they're right and you're wrong.
Quote:16. The motivation of going to school is to get out of it.
Unfortunately, since this motivation means they'd rather forget it than fix it.
Quote:17. School damages relationship with your parent/parents/guardian
Your word vs School.
Quote:18. School teaches you to be a puppet and not a mature respectable person
A respectable slave is more like it.
Quote:19. School boosts ego.
Unworthy praise to the unworthy.
Quote:20. School is an external building that poses as a worldly guidance.
A speckle of dust in the Milky Way galaxy.

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
02-26-2014 03:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
darkmind15 Offline
cynic

Posts: 283
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 11
Given 17 thank(s) in 15 post(s)
Post: #6
Reasons I hate school

i hate the soul sucking leeches that i have to be around because of them i went from a happy person to emo
02-26-2014 03:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
craxyguy562 Offline
Pariah

Posts: 964
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 173
Given 133 thank(s) in 97 post(s)
Post: #7
Reasons I hate school

so true...

[Image: gUJMoO7.png]

Hidden stuff:
Homework brings the hell of school home.

Gwedin Wrote:  Dat feel when you get home, realise it's Friday, and itch your buttcrack.
02-26-2014 03:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Justin417 Offline
Rebel

Posts: 46
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 7 thank(s) in 6 post(s)
Post: #8
Reasons I hate school

How much better do you think school would be without the students?
02-26-2014 11:44 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Cianna200 Offline
Pariah

Posts: 948
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 2
Given 366 thank(s) in 210 post(s)
Post: #9
RE: Reasons I hate school

We should only have friends at school, no jerks, no bullies.
02-26-2014 11:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #10
Reasons I hate school

We should only have minions.

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
02-26-2014 12:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
xcriteria Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 3,093
Joined: Oct 2005
Thanks: 814
Given 930 thank(s) in 612 post(s)
Post: #11
RE: Reasons I hate school

Excellent list. This could be a very good discussion prompt, particularly for discussions with people who don't quite understand.

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Hidden stuff:
02-26-2014 05:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  I can't hate school enough Sunflower 11 694 06-24-2017 09:06 PM
Last Post: Benjavaz
  i hate school so much.. lonelypanda 3 724 03-02-2017 12:26 AM
Last Post: SoulRiser
  I Hate School Guest 13 1,507 01-21-2017 08:54 AM
Last Post: Marlena403
  Is it OK that kids hate school? lisafromjackson 12 3,232 01-03-2017 08:11 AM
Last Post: Superkamiguru
  Reasons why I hate school and the education system awesomejuan36912 7 2,669 01-03-2017 07:43 AM
Last Post: Superkamiguru
  [Quiz] How much do you hate school? SoulRiser 16 4,878 12-19-2016 12:16 PM
Last Post: Superkamiguru
  What to do if you hate school [WIP] SoulRiser 5 1,363 12-11-2016 06:32 PM
Last Post: xcriteria
  Question: Why, in particular, do you hate school? xcriteria 28 5,776 07-31-2016 09:56 AM
Last Post: StrixDesmodus
  I HATE SCHOOL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! >:( fish20 6 3,997 07-17-2016 12:56 AM
Last Post: Lucas Gallindo
  5 Reasons You Hated School (That You Were Right About) Miller0700 3 1,303 03-28-2016 11:12 PM
Last Post: Rule_BreakerXVIII

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication